Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant with long, thin parts suggestive of cats' tails, in particular:
- ‘And, if you plant local aquatic species (such as the common cattail or sweet flag) in a drainage ditch or under a downspout, they act as a natural filter for pesticides in the water.’
- ‘Water plants abound, including a cattail, a realistic palm tree, and other vegetation.’
- ‘As mentioned earlier, large areas of cattails and other aquatic plants also will encourage muskrat activity.’
- ‘The lowland is lush with cattails and willows, and an osprey nest suggests the presence of trout.’
- ‘It gives good control of cattails and other emergent aquatic plants as well as woody plants growing on the shorelines.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.